Posted by Van D. Keating on 5/21/2020

On May 19th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its” interim guidance on how schools and other establishments can safely open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) “…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act  (FFCRA) has many provisions to assist the country in this time of pandemic, the focus here will be only on emergency sick leave and the…

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Posted by Sara C. Clark on 3/17/2020

Across the country, individuals have been required or encouraged to limit face-to-face meetings and practice “social distancing” to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of these guidelines, OSBA has received numerous questions regarding the applicability of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) during the pandemic. Because these state directives are changing on a day-to-day basis, boards should consult with legal counsel before making decisions about their meetings.

Can we cancel our school board meeting?
Boards of education are…